In the spirit of the “Weekly Photo Challenge”, I aim to take a photo when I see the new topic and accompanying suggestions. Because I live in the Southern hemisphere sometimes this isn’t possible eg Spring, Snow or Squirrel wouldn’t work for me but where I can, rather than lift my best archived photo I try to look at the topic through fresh eyes. Because the natural environment particularly interests me I look there first. Sometimes I’m disappointed with what I have to show but I figure that’s just part of accepting a challenge and hope I can do better next time.
This month has been a tough one for me and for the garden, some days were too hot for me to get out and water. The massive Gums send roots out everywhere to poach every little drop they can so many plants are sunburnt, some have shrivelled sections and some have died. I was surprised by how many flowers still managed to show their faces.
OK, not what you were expecting but Dad loved wearing his dungarees. They suited his lifestyle pottering around in the garden, fixing a lawnmower or pulling apart the Whipper-Snipper which wouldn’t start. He couldn’t accept it was because he didn’t have the strength anymore to get it going. Now his beloved dungarees have a special place in his old cedar chest which I’ve inherited.